Programs & Events

All Events & Programs General Events Professional Learning Inclusion Agency Parenting Programs Responding to Abuse & Neglect
Documenting learning: Making learning visible

This lecture developed by UniSA will explore pedagogical documentation and its purpose, elements, characteristics and how it links to an ongoing cycle of planning.

Wed, 1st May Event Info
Nature play: More than just a trend

Would you like to know more about how to incorporate natural risk play into your environment?

Wed, 1st May Event Info
Leadership and Learning Breakfast for Directors

Topic: Critical reflection: Ways to engage your team

Fri, 3rd May Event Info
Balancing the books (OSHC focus)

This two part session will help you to understand current terms, responsible practices and regulatory requirements within your OSHC service.

Fri, 3rd May Event Info
Observation tour: Intentional teaching in practice

Join us for a visit to our observation facilities within the childrens programs to see educators and children engaging in the learning environment.

Tue, 7th May Event Info
Inclusion Networking Forum - West

Meet with other colleagues of Early Childhood and OSHC services from your community to discuss inclusion and the NQS.

Tue, 7th May Event Info
Play based learning and intentional teaching

Identify strategies for intentional teaching or intentionality within your own pedagogy and consider ways to nurture children’s creativity and learning dispositions.

Tue, 7th May Event Info
Dr Sandra Cheeseman: Planning for learning with infants and toddlers

This special guest speaker event will celebrate the joy of working with infants and toddlers and recognise their enormous capacities to be participants in curriculum decisions.

Tue, 7th May Event Info
Mental health in middle childhood (OSHC)

As an educator in OSHC you play an important role in the lives, wellbeing and mental health of the children attending your program.

Wed, 8th May Event Info
Inclusion Networking Forum - South

Meet with other colleagues of Early Childhood and OSHC services from your community to discuss inclusion and the NQS.

Wed, 8th May Event Info
What is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture?

In this session you will learn how to weave Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, educational philosophies and child rearing practices in a meaningful and authentic way.

Wed, 8th May Event Info
Inclusion Networking Forum - Murray Bridge

Meet with other colleagues of Early Childhood and OSHC services from your community to discuss inclusion and the NQS.

Thu, 9th May Event Info
Circle of Security Parenting

Gowrie SA offers the Circle of Security Parenting program, consisting of weekly 1.5 hour sessions held over 8 weeks at our Thebarton site.

Thu, 9th May Event Info
Observation tour: Learning environments in practice

This observation tour will explore the role of both indoor and outdoor environments in children’s learning in both infant-toddler and integrated preschool programs.

Mon, 13th May Event Info
Ongoing access to indoor and outdoor environments

What would happen if we allowed children to freely access the outdoors during their play and throughout their day?

Mon, 13th May Event Info
Holistic planning: Capturing the uniqueness of the child

In this session you will uncover the steps in the planning cycle and make connections using a strengths based approach.

Wed, 15th May Event Info
Supporting new and emerging leaders

One person alone cannot lead an early childhood service. Leadership that is distributed throughout a service can provide the level of support necessary

Wed, 15th May Event Info
Early Intervention - how to get the process started!

Starting intervention as early as possible is the best way to support the development of children with a disability.

Tue, 21st May Event Info
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and engaging with culture

Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and explore opportunities to authentically engage with Aboriginal culture and communities within your service.

Wed, 22nd May Event Info
Educator playfulness: A major factor in young children's play

How often do we as Educators, take time to think about creating lightness and enjoyment in the activities and environments we offer and share with the children?

Wed, 22nd May Event Info
How to 'do' literacy and numeracy effectively

This interactive session will have everyday literacy and numeracy experiences set up so participants can 'play' as well as learn

Mon, 27th May Event Info
Reflective practice: The foundation of quality

Carla Rinaldi (2013) challenges us to establish the use of reflective practice as a collective and collaborative process within daily practice in our services.

Tue, 28th May Event Info
Little Scientists: Optics workshop

Enjoy a day of lights, colours and optical illusions exploring the land of mirrors, colourful shadows and nature’s paint palette.

Thu, 30th May Event Info
The human factor: How to communicate with your team

We communicate everyday - but do we communicate effectively? This session will look at using key skills and strategies to effectively communicate.

Tue, 4th Jun Event Info
Embedding sustainability into practice

Sustainability is thinking about what we need to live now, without jeopardising the resources for the future. In this two part series, a guest presenter from KESAB will present

Thu, 6th Jun Event Info
Hands on science: Embedding science into your program with 3 and 4 year olds

This session will give you some practical ideas so that you can scaffold children’s learning dispositions and build a love of science and discovery.

Thu, 6th Jun Event Info
Little Scientists: Computer science workshop

Discover the concepts of computational thinking and learn how to ‘speak to a computer’ by understanding how it works.

Fri, 7th Jun Event Info
Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan

Learn about how to get started, discover resources to support your journey and consider ways to involve your team and community members as you begin your Reconcilation journey.

Wed, 12th Jun Event Info
Little Scientists: Human body workshop

Learn about the fascinating functions of our bodies; from the organs and muscles to the skeleton and joints.

Wed, 12th Jun Event Info
Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

How to get started, discover resources to support your journey and consider ways to involve your team and community members as you begin your Reconcilation journey.

Wed, 12th Jun Event Info
Little Scientists: Air workshop

Bring fresh air into the room, catch soap bubbles and experience that air is so much more than ‘nothing’.

Tue, 18th Jun Event Info
Exploring values and bias

Learn how to reflect on your own cultural identity and bias and how to support children in developing confidence and strength in their own personal and cultural identity.

Mon, 24th Jun Event Info
Your QIP after Assessment and Rating

Unpack your final Assessment and Rating report and use the valuable information to support your next round of QIP writing.

Mon, 24th Jun Event Info
Drop in Day - SIP & Portal Support

Drop in to Gowrie SA and work with Inclusion Professionals on your Strategic Inclusion Plan

Tue, 25th Jun Event Info
Little Scientists: Mathematics workshop

Explore shapes and space, symmetry, solids, surfaces and symbols and experience the magic of mathematics hidden in everyday life.

Wed, 26th Jun Event Info
Responding to Abuse & Neglect Education and Care Foundation Training (2018-20)

This session is run continuously throughout the year. click to go to a link that will take you to our registration page, where you can select a date and book your place.

Wed, 31st Jul Event Info